Telephone Exchange
Ballygowan Telephone Exchange

Fibre Enabled

BT Logo Fibre to the Cabinet & Fibre on Demand services are available to customers connected to the Ballygowan exchange. Most customers can now upgrade from ADSL to fibre internet. Suppliers include BT Superfast Fibre, Plusnet Fibre Broadband, TalkTalk Fast Broadband, John Lewis Broadband & ee Unlimited Fibre Broadband

Local Authority = Ards and North Down Borough Council

UK area dialling code (STD code) for the Ballygowan exchange is 028

International dialling code for the Ballygowan exchange is +44 28 or 0044 28

The Ballygowan exchange is in the Ballynahinch group of exchanges.

5 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.

OSNI Grid Ref: J 42923 63950

Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
2 Oakdale,
BT23 5TT

/// what3words geocode = Gave Perusing Mammoths

Ballygowan -> Ards -> Northern Ireland

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Exchange Location

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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the Ballygowan exchange is NIBN

Your LLU Services

 Telephone Exchange, Ballygowan (NIBN) has been unbundled by TalkTalk

Static IP Address

  • Plusnet offer their broadband customers the option of a "Static IP Address" for a one off charge of just £5. Make reliable VoIP calls, run a server, host a website or monitor CCTV remotely with a "Static IP Address" from Plusnet

Fibre To The Cabinet

  • The Ballygowan exchange provides fibre services.


  • This exchange is 21CN WBC enabled


  • The Ballygowan exchange has been enabled for ADSL Max since March 2006


  • The Ballygowan telephone exchange in Ards was enabled for ADSL in July 2004

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Ballygowan is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 1.

Historic Fact

  • Before PhONE Day On 16th April 1995, the STD Code For This Exchange Was 0238

PSTN Network Switch Off In 2025

The first stage Openreach propose to facilitate the retirement of their public switched telephone network (PSTN) is to issue 'Stop Sell' dates for specific telephone exchanges. Once a 'Stop Sell' date has passed, communication providers (CP's) will be unable to order any copper based products if a fibre solution is available at the customer's premises. Accepted fibre solutions include FTTP and SOGEA/SOGFast.

Impacted product and services that will be unavailable beyond a 'Stop Sell' date include WLR3 analogue, ISDN 2, ISDN 30, LLU SMPF, SLU SMPF, Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.

Openreach have identified 581 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach declared the Ballygowan Exchange, Newtownards as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' as part of their Tranche 6 list of exchanges and issued a 'Stop Sell' notice effective from Tuesday 1st November 2022

LLU services from TalkTalk are available from this exchange TalkTalk

LLU services from Sky are available from this exchange Sky